File:Франц Феликс Адальберт Кун.jpg|thumb|228px|right| Adalbert Kuhn
'''Franz Felix Adalbert Kuhn''' (November 19, 1812 – May 5, 1881) was a German philologist
Kuhn was born in Chojna|Königsberg
region. From 1841 he was connected with the Kölln
isches Gymnasium at Berlin
, of which he was appointed director in 1870. Kuhn was the founder of a new school of comparative mythology, based upon comparative philology. Inspired by Jakob Grimm
's ''Deutsche Mythologie
'', he first devoted himself to German stories and legends, and published ''Märkische Sagen und Märchen'' (1842), ''Norddeutsche Sagen, Märchen und Gebräuche'' (1848), and ''Sagen, Gebräuche und Märchen aus Westfalen'' (1859).
But it is on Kuhn's researches into the language and history of the Proto-Indo-Europeans|Indo-Germanic
peoples as a whole that his reputation is...